Monday, December 26, 2011

Your Cheatin' HeART...

Hank Williams wrote the lyrics to the song...
I just took it to the "next step" with a piece of art!
I'm "cheatin'..." a little here on this new Santos Cage Doll!
Here are a few "before and after" pics:
I was unhappy with the cage doll that I had been
working on; prior to my cancer diagnosis... 
and so two days ago just tossed it!  Yup! In the trash...
I found this reproduction vintage Santos (left) online 
at Tuesday Morning, for a real deal of a price. 
After removing the upper body... I did a bit of a "re-fit" 
using my original  cage doll skirt and wooden wings;
hence the "cheatin" heART!
I love it...  the vintage patina I was able to achieve 
with a bit of gesso, wood stain, and sanding 
sure beats those boring gray slats of wood!

It's nice to be "back"... Daryle

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Wishes...

Beneath our tree, snuggled in my Dad’s old 
handmade tool box, 
is our vintage paper maché infant Jesus. 
This evening at our 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. 
Christmas Eve Candlelight services... 
a soloist will be singing Michael W. Smith’s 
wonderful song:  “All Is Well”  
Here are some of the lyrics:

All is well, all is well
Angels and men rejoice
For tonight darkness fell
Into the dawn of love's light.
Sing Alleluia!

All is well, all is well
Let there be peace on earth
Christ is come go and tell
That He is in the manger.
Sing Alleluia!

Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas!  
And please know, that “all is well!”  
Daryle & Katie